Junior Regional

Junior Regional
Orienteering Squads



Deeside 2024

The Deeside training camp is normally based at Templars’ Park, Maryculter on the banks of the River Dee near Aberdeen. The camp is for around 16 athletes, the final number being determined by the Selectors and the Team Manager.
The camp will run from Saturday 3 August – Saturday 10 August.
Selections now available additional names added 10th June


Gothenburg 2024

The ‘Gothenburg’ training camp is designed as a ‘self-help’ tour. Athletes attending will be expected to plan their own training. They will also be expected to be generally well organised, capable of preparing their own meals and self sufficient whilst being supervised by an experienced coach.
The camp will run from 16-26 August 2024.
Selections now available


Stockholm 2024

The Stockholm training camp is aimed at M/W17’s. Accommodation is at the ‘OK Ravinen’ club hut and because of its proximity to central Stockholm use is made of public transport to training and competition venues. The camp usually around 16 athletes.
The camp will run from Tuesday 13th August – Sunday 25th August.
Selections now available


Czechia 2024

The camp is aimed at M/W16s. The size of the camp is expected to be around 16 athletes. Based at Potkávárna u Havrana, in the Jizera mountains near Liberec in the north of the Czechia.
The camp will run from Saturday 17th August – Monday 26th August.
Selections now available


Lagganlia 2024

The Lagganlia training camp is based at the Lagganlia OEC near Aviemore. The Camp is principally for M/W14s born in 2010, but may include M/W15s born in 2009. There are usually about 24 places for athletes on the camp.
The camp will run from 3rd-10th August.
Selections now available


Deeside camp,

Volunteer opportunities

The Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) are organising the five summer camps for juniors: 14s – 20s. Camps will be held at Lagganlia (near Aviemore), Deeside, Czech, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Hawkshead. However these camps all run on volunteers and to run these camps successfully we need coaches and staff to help. This is a fantastic way for coaches to gain experience and swap ideas which they can use in their own coaching.
See below for further details and to download the availability form.


What are the Objectives of JROS?

In common with the 12 Regional squads its objectives are;

  • Talent identification, to select those juniors from the regions who are at a level to benefit from further training with like minded individuals and who have the potential to become outstanding orienteers
  • Planning & organisation of a series of training camps which cater for the needs of these talented individuals and to develop all aspects of their orienteering skills; technical, physical, tactical and mental
  • To use the training opportunities to enthuse the athletes with both a sense of fun & purpose by including a social aspect to build a supportive group identity
  • Organisation of supporting coaches, travel, accommodation, funding, safety, parental communication, publicity etc. necessary for the safe and beneficial development of the athletes
  • To work with like minded coaching colleagues for the mutual benefit and development of coaches

How does it seek to meet these objectives?

Since British Orienteering reduced the number of summer training camps for junior orienteers from 4/5 to just 1, JROS has sought to replace these camps and has increased the number they manage from one in 2010 to five in 2022 and has continued to organise and manage four since then. These comprise: Lagganlia for MW14s and some MW15s, Deeside for MW16s, Stockholm for MW17s and 18s, Gothenburg for MW20s and 19s and Czechia for M/W16s.

‘Getting on camp’ was the most important achievement of the orienteering season when I was a junior. Yes it was nice to do well in events but the summer training camps were what counted.
Why? Quite simple really; it was history, tradition. There were so many stories about previous camps….and the great thing is, it was all true!
The travel, friends, maps, terrain, games, races.

Jon Duncan,
2008, Men’s Relay World Champion

as quoted to The 'O' Foundation (2009)